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10:27 Nov 12, 2001
Swedish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Swedish term or phrase: program
vi erbjuda rean företeg program för att utveckla
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5programme or programGeorge Hopkins
5Program
4program/plan/solutionEKM
4Comment onlyGeorge Hopkins
4programme(s)xxxwikarle
4solution/plan


  

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Program


Explanation:
we offer on-sale company program in order to develop

This is a segment - it would be easier to translate the entire sentance.


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26 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
solution/plan


Explanation:
The sentence is not exactly eloquent Swedish - however, should I dare interpret the author's intentions, my answer would be something in the lines of:

"Erbjuda" means "to offer", hence it isn't written in the correct tense, which would be "erbjuder".

"We offer company plans/solutions to develop..."

"företeg" is not Swedish - "företag" means "company, enterprise, business"


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programme(s)


Explanation:
we already offer companies programmes (or systems/services) to develop....

xxxwikarle
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programme or program


Explanation:
Programme is for most contexts.
Program in connection with computers.
See Collins.

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Comment only


Explanation:
I received an e-mail pointing out that program is the American English spelling of programme.
Churchill, I believe, once said .... two great nations separated by a common language.

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program/plan/solution


Explanation:
First of all, the sentence looks as if it isn't produced by a Swedish native speaker. There are four mistakes in it.

1) "erbjuda" = "offer" is the non-finite form of the verb. Since it's linked to "vi", it should say "erbjuder"

2) The second word, as it is written now, means "the sale". I'm guessing it's a typo though. I'm also guessing that it is supposed to say either "redan" = "already" or "rena" = "pure, clean".

3) "företeg" is not Swedish. "företag" with an "a" means "business, company, enterprise"

4) företag program (even with the correct spelling) is not acceptable Swedish - in proper written Swedish it should be "företagsprogram" with a linking "s" in between the two words.

This said, my approximate translation would be:

"We already offer business solutions to develop..."

or

"We offer clear company plans for development of..."

Neither makes good sense in ENglish, but then again, the original sentence is appalling too... =)

Good Luck!


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